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Ancestor of the family is the minister Johann Knöttner, who was born around 1580 in Eger, the present Cheb (Czech Republic). It is certain that he worked as a pastor in Pfaffenhofen and Hagenhausen.

 

The name 'Knottnerus' is probably related to the German word 'Knot' that means a rock.

 

A more speculative explanation is that the name is of a Czech origin and related to the Czech word 'knot', which means: 'wick of a candle'. The image of a burning candle fits well in the family motto 'Consumor aliis serviendo', meaning: 'I am consumed by serving others'. A look in a phone book in Prague makes it immediately clear that the name 'Knöttner' is a common name in the Czech Republic.

 

There are 2.663 family members in our files (as of December 15th, 2012). 871 of them have the name: Knottnerus, Knöttner, Knotnerus, Knottnerus-Meyer or Knotnerus Bruins.

 

704 of these 2.663 people are still alive. 340 of them have the following family names: Knottnerus (287), Knotnerus (36), Knotnerus Bruins (3) or Knottnerus-Meyer (14).

 

220 family members with the name Knot(t)nerus live in the Netherlands, ca. 90 in the USA/Canada and almost 25 in Germany. There live ca. 5 family members in other European countries, such as UK, Austria and Turkey.

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